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William Josiah Bolstridge

Male 1825 - 1886  (61 years)


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  • Name William Josiah Bolstridge 
    Born 1825  Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Josiah Bolstridge 
    Residence 1851  King William Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Between 1851 and 1861 
    Ribbon Weaver 
    Residence 1861  Bulkington Lane, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1864 
    Railway Policeman 
    Residence at marriage 1874  Railway Terrace, Duddleston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  Coventry Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1886  Aston, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    GRO Death Index Mar 1886 
    Aston 6d - 229 Age 61 
    Notes 
    • 1841 Census Enly Foleshill see notes father
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      1851 Census
      King Wm St, Coventry Holy Trinity Coventry, Warwickshire

      Wm. BOLSTRIDGE Head M 26 M Ribbon Weaver Bedworth - War
      Martha BOLSTRIDGE Wife M 24 F Ribbon Weaver Bedworth - War
      Harriett BOLSTRIDGE Daur - 5 F --- Bedworth - War
      Thomas BOLSTRIDGE Son - 3 M --- Bedworth - War
      Emily BOLSTRIDGE Daur - 5m F --- Coventry-War
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      1861 Census RG9/2199 Bulkington Lane Bedworth
      Josiah Bolstridge Head 34 Ribbon Factory Weaver b. Bedworth
      Martha " Wife 32 Ribbon Factory Picker b. Griff
      Harriet " Dau 16 ---------- " ---------- b. Bedworth
      Thomas " Son 14 ---------- " ----------- "
      Emily " Dau 9 Scholar b. Coventry
      Samuel " Son 7 b. Bedworth
      William " " 7months "
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      1871 Census RG10/ 3144 Folio 68
      37 Railway Terrace, Duddleston, Aston, Birmingham; WAR
      William Bolstridge Head 45 Porter b. Bedworth
      Martha " Wife 44 Charwoman b. Bedworth
      William " Son 10 b. Bedworth
      Alfred " Son 8 b. Birmingham
      Mary Ann " Dau 5 b. "
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      1881 Census Coventry St, 4 Court 6 House, Birmingham RG11/ 2989 Folio 34
      Ann TURNERU49 FBirmingham, Warwick, England
      Rel:Head
      Occ:Charwoman
      Charlotte U6 FBedworth, Leicester, England
      Rel:Grand Daur
      Occ:Scholar
      William BALSTRIDGEU52 MBirmingham, Warwick, England
      Rel:Boarder
      Occ:Porter
      Mary Ann BALSTRIDGEU16 FBirmingham, Warwick, England
      Rel:Boarder
      Occ:Umbrella Maker
      NB William's son Samuel married a Selina Turner And his Mother was Mary Turner !
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      From " The Bolstridges alias Bulstrode of Bedworth " Norman Dudley
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      In August 1861, the Vicar of Bulkington, near Bedworth, recorded in his parish register that some 27 members of six local families were emigrating to Canada in consequence of the continued depression of the ribbon trade and that, at that time, there were 83 vacant houses in the parish. A year or two later, William Josiah Bolstridge (4 x great grandson of Thomas and Rebecca Bulstrode alias Bolstridge), who was born at Bedworth in 1825, and his wife, Martha Jaques, descendant of a once prosperous Huguenot family, who was born at Griff, in the parish of Chilvers Coton, both previously employed as ribbon weavers, as were their two eldest children, left their home in Bulkington Lane, Bedworth, and took their children to start a new life at Aston juxta Birmingham.

      In 1861, William Josiah's father, Thomas, then aged 80, and Martha's grandmother, Mary Jaques, aged 77, both formerly ribbon weavers , were inmates of Bedworth Almshouses. Martha's father, Thomas, and grandfather, Thomas Jaques, had both been miners at the Griff colliery. Their ancestor, William Jaques, a yeoman of Chilvers Coton Woodland, was recorded in the 1674 Hearth Tax Returns as having a house with six chargeable hearths Mary, the first wife of Mr. Jaques of Coton Parish was buried in the Churchyard of Astley parish church on 17th February 1682. At that time, he was serving as a bailiff on the estate of the Newdigates of Arbury Hall.

      William Josiah and Martha Jaques were married at Chilvers Coton parish church on 2nd September 1844. After their move to Aston, William Josiah (sometimes recorded as William and sometimes as Josiah) found employment as a railway porter and waggoner. Martha died there in 1874 at the age of 46, having borne twelve children, five of whom died in infancy.

      William Josiah and Martha's son Samuel, who was born at Bedworth on 29th April 1854, was a young schoolboy when his parents moved to Aston, He married twice, having two children, Samuel and Ann Selina, by his first wife, Selina Turner, who died at the age of 26, and nine children by his second wife, Clara, daughter of William and Emma Cherry and granddaughter of Mark Cherry, a watchmaker, who was born in Buckinghamshire, where the family had lived since the 17th century.
      The Bolstridges alias Bulstrode of Bedworth
    Person ID I1525  bolstridge
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2018 

    Father Thomas Bolstridge,   b. Sep 1781, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1866, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Turner,   b. 1782, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1848, Exhall, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Mar 1816  All Saints, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha Jaques,   b. 1826, Griff, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, Aston, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    GRO Index Sep 1844 
    Nuneaton 16 - 443 
    Married 2 Sep 1844  All Saints, Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Witness William Moore 
    Witness Ann Johnson 
    Minister Henry Halle Vicar 
    Children 
    +1. Harriet Bolstridge,   b. 1845, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Thomas Bolstridge,   b. 1847, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925, Birmingham North, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     3. Emily Bolstridge,   b. 1850, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Birmingham North, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     4. William Josiah Bolstridge,   b. Sep 1852, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1854, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
    +5. Samuel Bolstridge,   b. 29 Mar 1854, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1934, Bromsgrove, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     6. William Josiah Bolstridge,   b. Jan 1856, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1856, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
     7. William Joseph Bolstridge,   b. 5 Oct 1857, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1861, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
     8. William Bolstridge,   b. 26 Aug 1860, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Alfred Bolstridge,   b. 1863, Aston, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Mary Ann Rhoda Bolstridge,   b. 1865, Aston, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Elizabeth Bolstridge,   b. 1869, Aston, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Aston, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gressum Hunter,   b. 1824,   d. 1879, Birmingham, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1874  Holy Trinity, Bordesley, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Witness James X Tonks 
    Witness Caroline X Brazier 
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1825 - Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1844 - All Saints, Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Harriet Bolstridge - 1845 - Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Thomas Bolstridge - 1847 - Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Emily Bolstridge - 1850 - Coventry, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - King William Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Josiah Bolstridge - Sep 1852 - Coventry, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Samuel Bolstridge - 29 Mar 1854 - Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Josiah Bolstridge - Jan 1856 - Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Joseph Bolstridge - 5 Oct 1857 - Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Bolstridge - 26 Aug 1860 - Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Bulkington Lane, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Alfred Bolstridge - 1863 - Aston, : Registration District, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Ann Rhoda Bolstridge - 1865 - Aston, : Registration District, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elizabeth Bolstridge - 1869 - Aston, : Registration District, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence at marriage - 1874 - Railway Terrace, Duddleston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1874 - Holy Trinity, Bordesley, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Coventry Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1886 - Aston, : Registration District, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S19] 1851 Census Warwickshire, Public Records Office, ( Resource file LDS Transcript;), HO 107., HO/107/2068Folio:367Page:7.
      See Notes

    2. [S31] 1881 British Census, Public Records Office, ( LDS Resource CD Rom;), RG 11., Railway Porter and Boarder.

    3. [S52] An Unrequested GRO Index, General Records Office, ( On Line at : www.findmypast.com;).

    4. [S555] Parish Registers WAR, Chilvers Coton C 1813-1878; M 1781-1812, 1837-1868, ( LDS Film of Original Registers;), 0557299., Sept 2 1844.
      William Josiah X Bolstridge Under Age Bach Weaver of Bedworth (Father not stated ?) =
      Martha X Jaques under age Spin Weaver of Griff dau Thomas Jaques deceased collier

    5. [S394] Parish Registers Birmingham, St. Andrew's Bordesley, ( Film of Original Registers;), M372., Film M371.
      Sept 20 1874By Banns
      William Bolstridge Widower F/A Porter of Railway Terrace son Thomas Labourer =
      Gressum Hobson F/A Widow dau George Hunter painter
      Witnessed by James X Tonks and Caroline X Brazier
      NB William signed Bulstridge